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Continuing A Legacy of Service

JCSU student accepted into medical program at UNC Chapel Hill.

Umuhire Ntabana pictured at the Innovo Laboratory Mentorship Kick-off. She was chosen to participate in this year’s UNC Chapel Hill MED summer program.

Her mission is simple, to continue the legacy that her parents passed down to her: one to serve the people by providing them with affordable medical services. To achieve this, Umuhire Lillian Ntabana, a JCSU junior majoring in Biology, will join a cohort of approximately 80 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  for this year’s Medical Education Development program.

The program is sponsored by the UNC Chapel Hill’s schools of medicine and dentistry, and was established to provide students with the intensive educational experience they will need to succeed in their respective medical fields. Ntabana will be graduating in December of 2014, and is going to dental school soon after.

After her career success coach at Johnson C. Smith University informed her about the program, Ntabana was certain that it was the ideal program to prepare her for dental school at UNC Chapel Hill, one of the top 10 dental schools in the United States.

She submitted her application in January and waited patiently for a response, “I was not too anxious, but I knew that it was really really hard to get in,” she said admitting that a part of her thought she would not get accepted. Finally in April, she received the good news and was delighted at the opportunity to spend the summer in Chapel Hill.

Past students have testified to the great sense of achievement they felt upon completing the program, and although it promised to be an awesome academic enhancement, it also seemed to have brought out abilities that they had not yet discovered. This too is what Ntabana is determined to get out of the program.




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